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Agilent Cannabis and Hemp HPLC Contest

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Official Contest Rules

  1. Sponsor. This promotion is sponsored by Agilent Technologies, Inc., 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, California USA 95051 (“Agilent”) under Promotion Code 1865.
  2. Promotion Period. This promotion begins on February 15, 2021 at 8 am PST and ends on April 30, 2021 at 12:00 Noon PST (“Promotion Period”), before which all entries must be received.
  3. Promotion Description/Eligibility. No purchase necessary.  To qualify for this contest the entrant’s organization must be engaged in cannabis or hemp related laboratory analytics for which the 1260 Infinity II HPLC would be used.  This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within United States (excluding Arizona and Idaho) and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec).  Government agencies and institutions (including public universities/colleges), and their employees, are not eligible to participate or receive prizes. “Healthcare professionals” are not eligible to participate or win prizes. Healthcare professionals are individuals or entities involved in providing healthcare services or products to patients or that purchase, lease, recommend, use, arrange for the purchase or lease of, or prescribe pharmaceuticals or medical technologies. Healthcare professionals include, but are not limited to, physicians, physician assistants, laboratory technicians, nurses and purchasing managers. Agilent employees are not eligible to participate in this contest. Individuals who appear on the U.S. Government Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals List are not eligible to participate. Employees of Agilent Technologies, Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries, Channel Partners (as defined under Agilent’s Channel Partner program, agents, and immediate family members of each, are not eligible. Agilent products and solutions are intended to be used for cannabis quality control and safety testing in laboratories where such use is permitted under state/country law.  This promotion is void where prohibited by law.
  4. How to Enter.  Entrants can enter the Contest here https://explore.agilent.com/HPLC-Cannabis-Contest during the Promotion Period. Entrants must select one of the three Contest Categories to enter.  The three categories are: 1) Cultivators, 2) Processors, and 3) Testing Laboratories. 
Entrants will register and answer a series of questions pertaining to their business/lab, including  a half-page document describing their workflow and project, their project intent, and how the Agilent 1260 Infinity II LC instrument will help them improve their research project.  All entries become the property of Agilent and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, the entrant hereby assigns to Agilent all IP rights, including copyrights.

Limit one entry per person. Incomplete and/or incoherent entries are void and no mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Agilent, in its sole, reasonable discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of this promotion.
Privacy Notice:  All entrant information, including e-mail addresses, is subject Agilent’s Privacy Policy.  For full details of how we will treat your information please go to www.agilent.com/go/privacy to view our privacy policy.”
  1. Prize Description.  There will be three (3) Grand Prize Winners (one Grand Prize winner in each Category, who will be awarded a Prize.  Each Grand Prize potential winner will receive a prize of:
    • The use of one (1) Agilent 1260 Infinity II LC instrument for a one-year period (Estimated value at $30,000.00 USD)
There will be a total of six (6) Runner Up Winners, who will be awarded a Prize. There will be two (2) Runner Up Prize potential winners in each Category.  Each potential winner will receive a prize of:
  • 50% Special Discount Offer on a future purchase of an Agilent 1260 Infinity II HPLC for Potency system. (Note: Limited to a single instrument along with the potency kit and potency standards associated with it.)
All other entrants will receive an Agilent T-shirt as a Thank You Gift, for participating in this Contest, while supplies last.  

Note:  All prizes will be awarded to the entrant’s institution, where the entrant is associated with their research project.  The award will not be awarded to the individual entrant for personal use.

Agilent reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event, that the stated prize becomes unavailable.

Agilent products and solutions are intended to be used for cannabis quality control and safety testing in laboratories where such use is permitted under state/country law.  Grand Prize Winners must agree to meet with an Agilent Contest Representative on a quarterly basis, to ensure instrument (prize) is used for Cannabis testing research.
  1. Taxes. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes and duties, if any, are the winner's sole responsibility.
  2. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning this promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  3. Winner Selection.  Judging for this contest will take place on or around May 15, 2021.  Each entrant’s submission will be judged based on the following 3 criteria:
    • Showing the need for the equipment to improve operational effectiveness and efficiencies (50%)
    • Clarity of Application (30%)
    • Completeness of application (20%)
  1. Winner Notification. Any potential winner will be notified by mail, email and/or telephone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not respond within fourteen days from the date that Agilent first tries to notify him/her, and/or the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the promotion and receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the promotion, including without limitation, where permitted by law, the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, such individual will be declared a "winner" of the promotion. Agilent assumes no responsibility for lost, late, or misdirected communications or any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur.  No substitution, transfer, or assignment of the prize is permitted, except that Agilent reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value in the event the offered prize is unavailable.
  2. General Conditions. Entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of Agilent, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this promotion. This promotion is governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Agilent to use winners' names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Agilent takes no position on whether the selected entrant’s acceptance of the prize is in compliance with entrant’s employer’s policies or other guidelines, rules, laws, or regulations to which the selected entrant may be subject.
  3. Limitation of Liability. By entering, entrants release and hold harmless Agilent Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this promotion or any prize won.
  4. Internet. If for any reason the Internet portion of the promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Agilent or its third-party providers that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this contest, Agilent reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the promotion, and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Agilent assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications-line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Agilent is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, or software, or for failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Agilent on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this promotion.
  5. Submitted Content. Agilent does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Content entries submitted through this promotion. “Content” includes the text, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, and other materials entrants submitted to Agilent through this promotion. The entrants submitting each entry affirm, represent, and warrant that they own all rights in any entry and its Content and assign to Agilent sole ownership of all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to the entry and its Content. Entrants shall be solely responsible for the Content and the consequences of submitting the Content to Agilent through this promotion, including that which may result from later publication of the Content by Agilent. Entrants further agree that Content submitted to Agilent does not contain any third party owned Content, including copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
  6. Winners List. For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Agilent Technologies, Inc. to Greg Kozadjian at Agilent Technologies, 2250 Alfred Nobel Boulevard, Suite 100, St. Laurent, QC H4S 2C9, CANADA.  Any requests received after July 31, 2021 will not be fulfilled.